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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: MCMURDO, A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40522
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 17th Bn
Date of Death: 1/4/1917
Grave Reference: I B 4
Cemetery: Savy British Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: ORR, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13450
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards, 1st Bn
Date of Death: 20/9/1917
Age: 23
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Orr. Native of Hamilton.
Grave Reference: I F 48
Cemetery: Bleuet Farm Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: SMITH, R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service No: S/3416
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 06/04/1915
Grave Reference: III. C. 9.
Cemetery: Rue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two James L Tennants named on Hamilton War Memorial and one on St Andrew's Parish Church Memorial and on Hamilton Grammar School Memorial.

Name: TENNANT, JL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4721
Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 15/7/1916
Age: 19
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Annie Tennant, of Brandon Bridge, Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: XXVIII N 9
Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval

Name: TENNANT, JAMES L
Initials: JL
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 333061
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry, 9th (Glasgow Hdrs) Bn
Date of Death: 27/9/1917
Panel Reference: Panel 131 to 132
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial.

Note: SNWM states formerly 1886 Lanarkshire Yeomanry.
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Name: YOUNG, ARCHIBALD MARSHALL
Initials: AM
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15485
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 18th Bn
Date of Death: 7/9/1918
Panel Reference: Panel 57 to 59
Memorial: Loos Memorial.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamish Campbell appears on Hamilton War Memorial as Hamish J B Campbell. CWGC records him as:

Name: CAMPBELL, JAMES BELL
Initials: JB
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Radio Officer
Regiment/Service: Merchant Navy, S.S. Gretavale (Glasgow)
Date of Death: 2/11/1941
Age: 21
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Fyfe Campbell; nephew of John Miller, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 54
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial.

SS Gretavale was a British cargo steaming in Convoy SC-52 when she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-202, about 250 miles NE of Belle Isle Strait. She was on a voyage from Baltimore to Loch Ewe. Of a complement of 44 only 6 survived. Survivors were rescued by HMCS Windflower. (Source: https://www.wrecksite.eu).
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Name: DICKSON, ANDREW YOUNG PRENTICE
Initials: AYP
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 202855
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 60 Sqdn
Date of Death: 25/2/1945
Age: 24
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Jessie Dickson, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: 25 D 19
Cemetery: Taukkyan War Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial and Hamilton Grammar School Memorial.
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Name: FAIRSERVICE, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (Flight Engineer)
Service Number: 1691254
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Date of Death: 15/7/1944
Age: 38
Additinal Information: Son of William Hastie Fairservice and Euphemia Brown Fairservice; husband of Annie C. S. Fairservice (nee Brown), of Hamilton.
Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 870
Cemetery: Hamilton West Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: GORDON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11408142
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery, 111 H.A.A. Regt.
Date of Death: 11/12/1944
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gordon, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: I C 17
Cemetery: Schoonselhof Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: HAMILTON, PETER DUNACHIE
Initials: PD
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 63186
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment), 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 25/1/1941
Age: 33
Additional Information: Son of James and Agnes L. Dunachie Hamilton; husband of Margaret Smith Brown Hamilton, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. M.A. (Glasgow); Minister of the Church of Scotland.
Grave Reference: 1 A 15
Cemetery: Keren War Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton Grammar School Memorial and on the University of Glasgow Roll of Honour.
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Name; MCFARLANE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Service Number: 142540
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, 61 Sqdn
Date of Death: 17/4/1943
Age: 22
Additional Information: Son of William and Hannah Macfarlane, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. M.A., Hons. (Glasgow).
Grave Reference: Coll grave 10A
Cemetery: Chievres Communal Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial, Hamilton Grammar School Memorial, and the University of Glasgow WW2 RoH.
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Name: PENNYCOOK, WILLIAM RUSSELL
Initials: WR
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Stoker (2nd Class)
Service Number: P/KX 116930
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy, HMS Hood
Date of Death: 24/5/1941
Additional Information: Son of George and Jeanie Pennycook, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Panel Reference: Panel 56, Column 2
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

More information about William Pennycook can be found on the Roll of Honour on the HMS Hood website: http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/pq/PennycookWR.htm

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial.
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Name: TAYLOR, WILLIAM POLLOK
Initials: WP
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Captain
Service Number: TX2020
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 2/12 Bn.
Date of Death: 4/5/1941
Age: 33
Additional Information: Son of Archibald and Ann Cunningham Taylor; husband of Ada Myee Dutton Taylor, of Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia.
Grave Reference: 5 C 3
Cemetery: Tobruk War Cemetery.

Also named on Hamilton Grammar School Memorial.
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Name: WATSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: T/192611
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 9/12/1942
Additional Information: Son of James and Isabella Brownlie Watson; husband of Margaret Watson, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
Grave Reference: 4 G 1
Cemetery: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

Also named on Hamilton War Memorial and Hamilton West Parish Church Memorial.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Morley wrote:
Name: DOWNIE, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Bn
Awards: MC, DCM
Date of Death: 6/11/1918
Age: 27
Additional Information: Brother of Isabel Downie, of 6, John St., Hamilton.
Grave Reference: A 1
Cemetery: Pont-Sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery.

Also named on the Memorial at The Royal Technical College, Strathclyde University and on Hamilton War Memorial.


Unusual to see both a Military Cross and a Distinguished Conduct Medal.
Robert served from early in the war until almost the end.

Lance Sergeant (48) Robert Downie who had joined the Territorial 6th Scottish Rifles in 1908 landed with the 1/6th Battalion at Le Havre in March 1915.

Hamilton Advertiser 24/7/1915 p.4 (part of a longer para)
Sergeant Downie, who is 24 years of age, joined the Territorials seven years ago, and he is presently attached to A (Hamilton) Company. He on the Roll of Honour of Avon Street Church, of which congregation Sergeant Downie is a member in full communion. Detail of his gallant action are not yet officially announced, but in letters from members of the Battalion Sergeant Downie is reported have displayed great bravery in the attack and retirement on June 15th.


LG 3/8/1915 p.7685 (DCM)
48 Lance Serjeant Downie R. l/6th Battalion, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (T.F.)
For conspicuous gallantry and resource at Rue d'Ouvert on 15th June, 1915. During an attack across open ground, when all the Officers and Serjeants had fallen, he led the Company with great determination and marked ability under very severe fire, and eventually brought what was left of the Company out of action.


LG 8/12/1916 p.12070
Scottish Rifles.Co. Serjt.-Maj. Robert Downie, from a T.F. Bn., to be 2nd Lt. (on prob.). 20th Nov. 1916.

Hamilton Advertiser 21/4/1917 p.4
Lieutenant Robert Downie. Scottish Rifles has been wounded and removed to hospital. He is reported have received a sever gunshot wound on the left leg while leading an attack an enemy machine gun emplacement.


LG 29/7/1919 p.9728 (MC)
Lt. (A./Capt.) Robert Downie, D.C.M., 5/6th Bn. Scots Rif., T.F.
He led his company in the advance to Clary on October 9th, 1918, with great courage and initiative. When the advance of his battalion and cavalry on the right were hung up by machine-gun fire, he personally reconnoitred the position under heavy machine-gun fire, and then with his company outflanked the enemy, capturing fifty prisoners and twelve machine guns. His gallant action enabled the advance to continue. He did splendid work.
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